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A steamship is caught in an hurricane on Lake Pontchartrain and all ten people aboard are lost.

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
05/04/1867

The small steamship Main was caught in a hurricane on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, capsized, and sank.  All aboard, six crewmen and four passengers were drowned.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

House of Representatives, Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of Finances for the Year 1868 (Washington, DC; Government Printing Office, 1868), 323.

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